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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 8, 2012 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My parents were "amusical" until I started playing albums of the brothers, and realized that we owned a stereo (besides theirs/mine), in a lg box that I thought held dishes.

I found that they owned original DBrubeck & OPeterson, and was impressed...and some western tunes, a la Big Iron (Glendale AZ resident Cowboy of yesteryear), etc. Big excitment was finding comedy albums by Tom Lehrer--my parents were lefties??! Damn.

But, though she tolerated my infliction of the DEAD with great patience, it never took. Defn showed interest in CCR though.

She told me Phil Lesh would never be the bass player Jack Bruce was.

;)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 8, 2012 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

As far back as I can remember, Dad always had something playing on the Zenith "all in one" stereo cabinet (he just turned 80). His variety of tastes certainly taught me early on to always listen with an open mind. He'd go from Sinatra to Merle Haggard to the Beatles without batting an eye. Biggest shock came though when I was cataloging his old LP collection and came across ELP's Brain Salad Surgery. Pops gained some serious street-cred that day. I like to think that if he had been born 20 years later he would have made a fine Head.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2012 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

I ran away from home after my dad took me to Rick Wakeman's King Arthur on ice.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 8, 2012 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Sounds familiar - we had one of those cabinets with the Mediterranean cloth grille on the front. You could not play music and watch the "set" (as my mother calls it) at the same time. My dad liked classical, big band, dixieland, stuff like Spike Jones and Al Hirt.... and my mother liked musicals...

The day I put the Beatles on that thing - "Happiness is a Warm Gun" - my mother listened in absolute horror, thinking it was the c word instead. It took a long time and several more children before rock was generally accepted in the house.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Ok, now THAT'S familiar. I'm astounded at the number of folks here with parents who actually would, or sometimes would, or even do listen to rock ... geez, my mother called it "crazy teenage music."

My folks are in their early 80s, which means they're 10-12 years older than, well, Phil and Jerry. And Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney and .... apparently the parents of other folks on the forum ... !!! (Although it seems a few 80-somethings are rather more open-minded.)

My folks' music collection: classical, Al Hirt, Broadway shows, the Irish Rovers, one Roger Miller, one Kingston Trio, and bagpipes (really. My mom does think it's party music.) But this one is the wildest it got:

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/ee12eb56a42cf9b2134fc174b652b89c/113163.jpg



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-02-09 03:35:15